Lichard 55 Gallon - Your Tanks
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Your Tanks

6-29-2.jpg
User Lichard
Size 55 Gallon
Date Started 1-23-12
Lighting I use a 48" current light with 2 65w 10,000k/6700k power compact bulbs.
Equipment eheim 2115, inline uv sterilizer
CO2 paintball DIY C02 @2.5 bps run through an inline cerges reactor
Substrate Eco-complete/flourite mix
Parameters
Fertilization Dose dry daily using Estimative Index
Plants Hygrophila difformis hygrophila corymbosa haemanthus calliotrodes bacopa australis blyxa japicona rotala rotundifolia anubias barteri 'nana' ludwigia repens and a random lettuce like plant I found in a creek here in texas
Inhabitants Praecox rainbow galaxy rasbora otto's blackskirts siamese ae
Comments
Profile Views 1818
5-31.jpg 6-29.jpg
 
   
pneely
Algae Grower
 
Your Avatar
Wow. Amazing, amazing tank. If mine comes out half as good as this I'll be very happy. Thanks for sharing.
   
JP55g
BBA BFF
 
Your Avatar
How economical is the paintball CO2 for you? Just curious if its worth it on a 55g vs yeast or full setup.
   
Lichard
Algae Grower
 
Your Avatar
Definitely economical, I fill my tank once every few months. If you want more details, check out my journal! http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=162427
   
kribensis123
Newbie
 
Your Avatar
incredible tank. a quick question. how do u do water changes and is it advisable for me to remove the grave tidy separating my two substrates. the holes are big enough for roots to penetrate but just wandering. also how do u keep algae at bay, as i am currently have huge problems with hair algae. thanks much.
   
Sircatwaffle
Newbie
 
Your Avatar
One of my favorite types of tanks to see. Very filling, lush, bushy growth. Im jealous of your wisteria, Mine didnt fill the side of the tank like that. :)5/5!
   
Lichard
Algae Grower
 
Your Avatar
Thanks krib! To answer your question, I have a gravel vac that attaches to my sink. It makes water changes a snap. There was never anything seperating my gravel, I just assumed it would all eventually get carpeted. Most algae stays pretty much at bay, but I too am suffering from spiro algae. Militant removal seems to keep it down. Thanks sircat, all of it came from one clipping from a friend. I just always topped it, and it got bushier and bushier. Plants like scissors :)
   
Lichard
Algae Grower
 
Your Avatar
Thanks krib! To answer your question, I have a gravel vac that attaches to my sink. It makes water changes a snap. There was never anything seperating my gravel, I just assumed it would all eventually get carpeted. Most algae stays pretty much at bay, but I too am suffering from spiro algae. Militant removal seems to keep it down. Thanks sircat, all of it came from one clipping from a friend. I just always topped it, and it got bushier and bushier. Plants like scissors :)
   
BalaR
Junior Member
 
Your Avatar
U deserved the Wow factor. Really hard work and well done.
   
BHolmes
Planted Member
 
Your Avatar
5 Stars!

All times are GMT. The time now is 12:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012